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Chinese Nobel laureate's ashes scattered into sea

Beijing trying to erase all traces, friends say

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Liu Xia (left), the widow of Chinese political dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, and her brother carry "owers Saturday as they scatter the laureate’s ashes at sea off the northeastern China coast. The proceedings were closely orchestrated by the Chinese government.

Family members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government.

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